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Sprint cancels plans to launch 4G BlackBerry PlayBook citing lack of demand

August 12th, 2011

Sprint has abandoned its plans to launch a version of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with an embedded 4G WiMAX radio. The nation’s No. 3 wireless carrier cited a lack of demand among business customers as its reasoning for the cancellation, The Wall Street Journal reports. “It’s an interesting concept, it just hasn’t caught …

BTIG upgrades Sprint rating based on valuation, potential iPhone 5 launch

August 9th, 2011

In a note to investors on Tuesday, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk raised his rating on Sprint stock from Sell to Neutral without indicating a new price target. Piecyk had previously set his price target at $3.13, but noted that the stock now trades under five times BTIG’s 2012 earnings estimate, which is below consensus. The …

Sprint and Samsung unveil the Conquer 4G, launches August 21st for $99.99

August 5th, 2011

Sprint and Samsung on Friday unveiled the Samsung Conquer 4G, an affordable Android smartphone that will launch later this month. While many Android fans on Sprint are currently waiting for news of the Epic Touch 4G with bated breath, the Conquer 4G is still a terrific option for smartphone buyers on a budget. Spec highlights …

Clearwire announces plans to adopt 4G LTE – if it can find the money

August 3rd, 2011

Clearwire on Wednesday announced its intent to adopt LTE across its network. The 4G wholesaler says it may add LTE Advanced-ready technology to its network that will provide up to 120Mbps download speeds according to network technology trials. “Clearwire plans to raise the bar again for mobile broadband service in the United States,” said John Stanton, Clearwire’s …

Sprint now selling 4G WiMAX to wholesale customers

August 2nd, 2011

Sprint announced on Tuesday that it is now selling access to its 4G WiMAX network, currently available in 71 markets across the United States, to its wholesale customers. Typically the carrier only sells its 3G network to wholesaler customers and it is now the first U.S. carrier to sell 4G wholesale. Sprint said that it …

Sprint's Galaxy S II dubbed 'Samsung Epic Touch 4G,' launches in September

August 2nd, 2011

We know we don’t have long to wait before Samsung’s wildly popular Galaxy S II smartphone launches stateside. It’s also a pretty safe bet that the sleek smartphone will reach all four major U.S. carriers considering how popular the original Galaxy S was. Additional details have been slow to surface, but we’ve just been given …

Motorola PHOTON 4G review

July 29th, 2011

The Motorola PHOTON 4G is the company’s first 4G handset on Sprint, and even more, it is the first high-end Motorola device set to launch on Sprint’s network in a very long time. It’s packed to the brim on paper — specifically, with features such as a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2  processor, 1GB of RAM, …

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S II with 4G WiMAX passes through FCC

July 27th, 2011

Yesterday we brought you exclusive images of AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II slider and today we’re getting some info surrounding Sprint’s version of the phone. The Samsung SPH-D710 Galaxy S II recently passed through the FCC complete with a 4G WiMAX radio, which suggests that we could be hearing an announcement from Sprint in the coming …

Sprint’s Nexus S 4G now just $99.99

July 15th, 2011

Sprint dropped the price of its Nexus S 4G smartphone to $99.99 on Friday. The Google-branded smartphone originally made its debut on Sprint on May 8th for $199.99. The Nexus S 4G offers a “pure Google” experience and runs the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. It also sports a 4-inch AMOLED display, a 1GHz …

‘Confusion and skepticism’ could turn users away from 4G, study says

July 13th, 2011

According to a new report from Retrevo, consumer “confusion and skepticism” could impede the adoption of 4G devices. We’re not surprised. The labeling on 4G devices is apparently so confusing that 34% of iPhone 4 owners and 24% of BlackBerry users actually believe they have a 4G-capable device, but neither RIM nor Apple currently offer …